Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Draft of a New Poem (Re-drafted)



This is something I am working on. The cows did not cooperate this morning when I took their picture--they hid in the back of the field, near the shed.


Blogger Collin said...

I really love this, Greg. Glad I got a chance to read it before it disappears. :)

10:12 PM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...


Thank you for your kind words. The poem is just a tad busy...

Back to the word processor.

6:46 AM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

I've tinkered with it a bit.

7:05 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Surprisingly dark for a poem whose two questions are 'how to praise' and 'what is sweetest.'


9:02 AM  
Blogger Talia said...

Nice poem. Nice picture, too. I love those old barns--no matter how many times I pass them on the road.

9:04 AM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

A few more tweaks....There!

Poetry is wonderful because (at a certain point in the revision process) one can think of it while working on other things...for example, I also just drafted a huge lease.

10:19 AM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

"Dark, dark, that is the most important word. How do I intend to solder fragments into a story that will sweep one along?"

-Franz Kafka

11:06 AM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

I misquoted Kafka. It properly goes: "Bitter, Bitter, that is the most important word..."

Which in this context, is apropos of nothing.

5:20 AM  

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